Oct 23 2019
This past Friday, Saint John High School hosted the NBIAA Cross Country Championships at the hilly Rothesay Netherwood School’s campus. Although the rain held off, the course was challenging, and with these challenges came some triumphs.
In the Junior Girls 4km race, Erin Vringer of Saint John High School took an early lead and ended up victorious at the end with a time of 13:55. Coming across the finish line for a silver medal was Haylee Pickard of Bathurst High School in a ti... >> more
|2019 Women's Running Summit- Victoria LeBlanc|
Oct 19 2019
Presenter Profile: Victoria LeBlanc
Coming off an incredible Outdoor season where she captured a bronze medal in the Triple Jump at the Canadian Track & Field Championships, Victoria LeBlanc is nothing short of super-woman. She’s in her fifth year at UNBSJ studying a Bachelor of Science and majoring in Psychology. After she graduates in May 2020, she plans on furthering her education by becoming an elementary school teacher. Victoria began running when she was in... >> more
|2019 Women's Running Summit- Shawna Allaby|
Oct 16 2019
Presenter Profile: Shawna Allaby
Shawna Allaby only just took to the pavement for road racing in 2017. That year was when runner’s high got into her system. 2018 was full of personal bests in almost every race, and Shawna latched onto first place in the Super Series for females 20-29 in NB. She went into 2019 with big goals and has reached many of them with the help of numerous runners, friends & family. For the second year in a row, the small-town girl will be h... >> more
|Notice of Athletics New Brunswick Annual General Meeting|
Oct 12 2019
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 2019 Athletics New Brunswick ANNUAL GENERAL
MEETING will be held at the Days Inn hotel in Oromocto, NB on Sunday,
November 3rd starting at 10:00am. The meeting will begin with a group
discussion regarding ANB’s strategic objectives, to be followed by the
formal portion of the AGM including a review of staff and committee reports.
All club representatives, athletes, coaches, administrators, and interested
parties are invited to join staff an... >> more
|Bernice MacNaughton High School & École Sainte-Anne to host NBIAA Regionals this weekend|
Oct 11 2019
This weekend will see New Brunswick’s top high school cross country runners taking to their respective regional competitions in hopes of moving on to the provincial championships on October 18th.
The North-East NBIAA Regionals are being hosted by Bernice MacNaughton High School on October 12th at the school in Moncton. In the North-East regionals, 159 runners will toe the line over the four categories: Junior Girls, Junior Boys, Senior Girls, and Senior Boys. Some athletes to l... >> more
|2019 Women's Running Summit- Geneviève Lalonde|
Oct 10 2019
Presenter Profile: Geneviève Lalonde
Coming off of her 2019 success winning gold at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru and finishing 14th at the World Championships in Doha Qatar, Geneviève Lalonde is the Canadian Record Holder in and the most decorated Female in the 3000m Steeplechase. From Moncton, New Brunswick, she was the only athlete to represent the province at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Geneviève has reached her qualifying time and hopes to... >> more
|Weekend Recap- Capital City Classic & Youth XC Atlantics|
Oct 9 2019
This past weekend ANB was busy travelling this beautiful province for a few different events! Saturday was the Capital City Classic and Youth Cross Country Atlantic Championships at Odell Park in Fredericton, which saw over 150 athletes as young as 3 years old competing on the beautiful course. The next big cross country races will be the NBIAA Regionals this weekend. On Sunday, we headed to Miramichi to help out with the first 2020 NAIG Tryouts.
Top 3 in each category:
U6 Female... >> more
|ASEA Captures 2019 Provincial XC Championship|
Oct 8 2019
Athletics New Brunswick is pleased to announce the successful team in capturing the 2019 New Brunswick Cross Country Championship is ASEA, based out of Moncton. ASEA finished the competition with a total points scoring of 71pts. In second place with a score of 34pts was Saint John Track & Field Club, third was Athlétisme Chaleur Athletics with 18pts and Fredericton Fast Tracks finished fourth with 10pts.
Congratulations to all athletes and teams that participated!... >> more
Athlete of the Month
Our Feature of the Month for August is Steeplechaser Micah Landry of St.Stephen, NB who currently trains with the Saint John Track & Field Club. Micah is coming off a bronze medal in the 1500m Steeplechase at the 2019 Legion Youth National Championships. Here's a little more information about Micah:
Q : When did you start track and field?
As far as I can remember, I started track and field the summer before 6th grade. I had run XC throughout most of elementary school and finished relatively poorly at most meets, so my dad suggested I consider T&F. 5 years later I think it's pretty safe to say I enjoyed it.
Q: What is your favorite event to compete in?
My favorite event to compete in varies from day to day. I usually prefer whichever one makes me feel the fastest, but more recently I've taken to the steeplechase. Whether it's an event I'll continue, I'm still unsure, but there's something about the brutality of it that makes me want to push through.
Q: What is your current goal that you are hoping to achieve?
XC season for me is really all about preparation for indoor track. I'd like to break 14 mins in the 4k, and win ProvincialsAtlantics, but other than that I'm more focused on some indoor records. If I was able to break any of the 1200m/600m/300m records (ideally 1200) I'd be in great form to qualify in the 1500m for legion outdoors.
Q: What was your first Legion experience like?
My first Legion experience was amazing. Being fortunate enough to compete against the best in the country was a blessing on its own, but being able to do that alongside my teammates made the experience even better. Not to mention the phenomenal venue and food.
Q: What is your best memory from track and field so far?
My best memory from track and field is ironically not the race I'd expect it to be. I typically rate my races on how hard I pushed myself etc, but this one takes the cake. Before my 1200m at Legion Trials I consciously told myself 'screw it' and decided to go out at a pace unheard of from myself at the time. A few minutes later I realized that I might want to try that more often.
Q: What is your favorite hobby outside of track and field?
Q: Do you have a track role model? If so, who is it and why?
I don't like totally idolizing people, but the framed poster of Steve Prefontaine to the left of me begs to differ. It's a shame I wasn't, y'know, *alive* to watch him race, but the stories and races run by him are nothing short of incredible. His type of absurd work ethic, attitude and willingness to endure is something I strive towards.